Plaque to anti-riot police first class commander Anatoly Levchenko unveiled in Penza
Penza, 21 November 2015. PenzaNews. The memorial plaque to Anatoly Levchenko, first class commander of the Penza region anti-riot police (OMON), was unveiled in Penza on the Nekrasova street, 15 apartment building on Saturday, November 21.
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Officials, law enforcement officers, friends and family of the police colonel took part in the unveiling ceremony to honor his legacy.
In an opening word to the event, the governor Ivan Belozertsev highlighted Anatoly Levchenko’s great personal contribution to Russian security.
“The man has left a bright legacy in the history of the Penza region. He poured his soul and professional skills in the training of his personnel. Anatoly Levchenko was proud of his service and his men, who respected him immensely. His life is a shining example of selfless service to the Motherland, officer’s honor, and loyalty to the military duty,” said the head of the region.
In turn, police major-general Yuri Ruzlyaev, head of the Penza region Ministry of the Interior department, said that Anatoly Levchenko helped create a tightly-knit group of professionals.
“Today, the Penza region anti-riot police can complete even the most difficult objectives – both in routine and extreme conditions. It is among the country’s top 20 units. The units’ achievements are also achievements of their first class commander. Anatoly Mikhaylovich [Levchenko] was a legend of Penza law enforcement. His legacy will forever remain in our hearts,” he stressed.
After the official part, people laid flowers to the memorial plaque, says the press service of the Penza region government.